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VOLUME IX. NO. XXXIII
ASHTABULA, 0. SATURDAY HOMING, AUGUST, 14. 1858.
WHOLE NUMBER ML
WIT1 Wf I V
TKitns or ApnscBirriow.
itrtellT In dane., H - W".
at tht end f the year,
On Mttr " '
end nuare three weak 1 00
nesqoere three toon, S ftO
one square mos.
eoe souar on ronr 0 00
Two squared ttire mot. f.1 AO
two sonsrea fix mo. 6 00
On sonar on year
fonr squares one year
half column one tear
Buslnrs Card of Dot ever ll
Twetr line Of low of thin t" lHtr mak 4 sqiurw.
Obituarv Notice of more than (I v. llo, unlrni of general
InWrest, will be lunar ted at tlx turn rat a advertising matter
JO II I'HINTINU
of fiv.rj- description ttaded to on all, In tht moat tasteful
JAKJ1E11S' KAMI OF ASHTABULA.
From A. M. to 11 M. and From 1 to 3 P. If.
FARRINUTO.V & HALL, rhysicinns and
our(i;eonit urocf) at m om iuaa t ur at ringtail.
rHRI?(UTy, M. O.l lD. B. BALL.. O.
AtthUtmi, Jan. 1,
M. D., Mourocville, Huron
HALL. KELLOGG, A WADE, Attornoysat
Law, ,l!Tonion, Anhtobula County, Ohio. Particular attra
tion paivi to renslon, Uouuty lind, aud l'at-ut AppUcationa.
ALUEfiT 3. Ha 1. 1.,
430 Ukcich Widk.
8I1EUMAN & FARMER,
CouHf!lrri nt I,aw, Ashtabula. Ohtoi
CHARLES 1500TJ I. Attorney
a.Hor at Law. Ashtabula, Ohio.
W. B. CIIAPMAM, Attorney at Law
Jdittic of th PcdC', ronimiRiloniT of t(ii(ai for Michigan
and Iowa, ottiov three doora east of Ui Tratnont Houm.
Conn ant, O.
CUAFFEK, VVOOIHtURY, Attorneysi,
Jrlferson, AshtAb'.ila county, Ohio. 410
N. L. CHAtrr.it, 16. H. Voodim'KT.
FI3K HOUSE, Ashtabula, Oliio. Iv. L.
If otaiuvxt. Proprietor. An Omnlb-j. rnnnlng to and from
over? tratn of oara. AUO, root Hvcry-ntaJT knt In con
nection with tui bouse, tq; &mvy paiwtttra to any desired
HOUSE Jbn Tbompson-
ASHTABULA HOUSE, Robert C. Warin-
ington, Aahtalaila, O.
EDWARD H. KOHERTS, Dealer in Fancy
and Staple Dry Oood, Ijulten' Clnaka, Fur., Hkirte, (Torrt,
Choiou Urocerle!, Bhelf Hardware, crockery, Ac, Ac, Flk'a
Itlock, Ashlobula, O. 41H
TyTeII & COLLINS, Deiilera in Dry Goods,
Groceries, Crocliery, Boots and Hhoea, Hat., Cnpa, tic, fcc,
next door South of Asutubula Muae, Ashtabula, O. Id
J. P. ROBERTSON, Dealer in Dry Goods,
flroccries, Hardware, Crockery, l'rosiona, Boots and
Chnex, aud cverv other class of (Jond. usually looted fur
to a First (.law 'Country Store. Courtesy and fuir dealing
are the inducement ouVred ibr a ahare of public lavor.
Main street, Ashtabula Obirn
HOOT & MORRISON. Dealer In Dry Goods,
Groceries, Hoots and Fhnrs, Hats and Can, Hardware,
i'rockery, llovka, Taint, t)U, Ac, l ost t rtte Building-,
OHO RGB WILLA RD, Dealer in Dry Goods,
tirocerics, Hal", Cape, Boots and Hlioee, Croskery, Glass
wate, aoaaafacturor of readv-made Clothing. Also, whole
eale aud retail dealer hi Hardware, Saddlenr, Nalls.Iron.fteel,
Druga and MrdlcJusM, Painta, Oils, liyestutfs, Ac, Main
Otreet, Ashtabula. Al
j. G. WRIGHT. Dealer in Millinery Goods,
forked Collars and Sieews, and fancy Goods. Next door
to Ihe Post Office. M
SULLIVAN & HYATT, No.6 Piatt street,
New York City, solicit attention to their stock of American
WELLS & F A.ULK N Kit, Wholesale and
Kftttt Dratcni in U'p)trn Hn Buttwr and Chew,
lrip4 Fruit aod Floor, Ahtitltula, Ohio. Orden reepect
fully wHfitod, and 6l!Mi at tbe Lowest tuth eot. 419
BEN HAM & JOHNSON. Dealers in Dry
Oood, troear.Pi, Oruga and Mrdiftnpg, Crockvrr, Hootf,
Khooa, liata and Caps, and vtry othfir articla unuaUjr found
' In a country ttoie, oppontt tb Kick Honw. AbtaUula. A
PREN'ITCE A BMI'TII, Central Grocerg and
Petler, tn PmvUlous, rtwluce, aud so forth, Main street,
Ashtabula, Ohio. 410
S. R. BECKWITH, Surgical and Mechanical
Dentist Coibrook, Ohi. 347
Db. T. MrCUNE, Dentist, OfScu and
deuce on Main stivct, Ashtabula, O.
IVatcliei, Jewelry, ele.
0. A. AMSDEN, Jewtr'tif. Repaiiinn; or all
kinds of Watches, Clocks, itni Jtc:y. auop, nppceite the
risk House, Ashtabula, 410
A. W. STEELE, Watch and Clock Maker, and
i)ealr in Jewelry, Bilvor, and Plated Ware, .fee Mt'Cbauica'
BRIG II AM & CO.,' WhnlcBalo and retail
Dealers In Readr Undo Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hula,
Caps, Ac Ashtabula. l
J. A. TALC0TT, Dealer in Ready-Made Cloth
ing, Hats, Caps, and Furnishing Goods, of all kinds. Oppo
alta the Farmers' Bank, Ashtabula.
IL FASSETT. Apent for the Purchase, Sale,
Bentiug of Beal Estate, Iusura ce, Netrotiating Loans, Col
lection of Debts, Aic Property sold for Commission only,
and si sale no charge. A sale, direct or iudirect, consti
tutes a eoniojteidon. Corner Malu and Center sUeuts, Aahta
hula, Ol io. Alto, Notary Public. 1
O. C. DIBBLE, General Collector, and Loan,
and Beal Estate Agent, East Ashtabula. Ohio.
ALEXANDER GARRETT, Land Aeent No.
to Water street, Cleveland, O. Lands for sale lu Iowa, Illi
nois, Wisconsin, aud alinuesota, at 2 go per acre, and up
GEORGE C. HUBBARD, Manufacturer of
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware, and Dealer tn Eastern
Cooking, Parlor, Box and Self lteulatlng, sheet-iron stoves.
Iron Pumps, chain pumps, lead pipe, sheet iren, sheet lead,
eheel sine, shwit eopner, sheet brass, tlo plate porcelain kit
tle, dairy kettles, Eastern plowe. cultivators and most oth
' er kiods of farming utcnfils. also, sole Agent for the sale
Uiw,e. f.iehrati d Air TiirM Summer and W inter Cook-
tor Stove, for the Count of Ashtabula. Ashtabula, Ohio-410
K. TOWER & HON. Machinists buildera of
fltattnnary and Portable Btearo Engine,. Saw, ai athar
Hill Work, and Jobbing and B-paUtng done to order, on
abort autioe, and in e workman-like manner, south slain st.
Q. 0. CULLEY, Manufacturer or Lath. Siding
Cheee Boxes, Ac Planing and Matching aud Hcrowl-.
u.M dna oa tba shortest notica. Shoo south aid ot tb
kl.liiodist Church. Ashtabula. Ohio. 440
A. 8. ABBOTT, Lumber Pressor, and Manu
facturer of and Dealer In Bhlnglea, Lath, Fences Muff, Ac Ac
Flauiug, and Circular Sawing dono to order. Main atreet,
.... 1er'. Uaohina ahou; Aohtabula. 4lD
J, B CROSBY, Iron Feunder, and manu-
facturer and Dealer In Hows, Plow Caatinge, MM Cast
- t, un.i ri...Ari.,tiii. of Feundrv Work dons) to order
lAuhtil. Ohio. tw
"W: W. SMITH, MaDufacturer of Sole,' Up
per and narees Leather, and Dealer ia French Calf, and
Lining Skius. Caafc paid tor LHdi-s aud Skin lt
GEORGE HALL, Dealer in Piano Fortei,nd
Mrlodeoas, Piano 8 tools, Coven Instruotioa Books, oto.
Iteoot comer Mala and Ceotre btreeta, iaar of ii. Fabaett's
Otrioc, Ashtabula, fcee advertiseiaenu. 41
J. E. CHAPMAN, Dealer in Muaicul Merchan-
disa, Books, Hue btatiourry, Toya, aud Fancy Arttoiea, at
tils Uaxaar aud Curiosity store, lid door suulu of the llaiik.
Main street, Abtubula. 414
' " ' - ' tt,- a
DUCR0 & BROTHERS. MaDtircturri of
1 Dealer in Fnrottur f 'ha beat daMitpUuua, and verT a
Dealer in inrnnure ei -u. wwipwiw, ma- mtrij t
rtefy. Also general Urdertnkera, aud njauuntctureia of Out
toe to order, llaia strett, forth ot slvuth 1'uul Uijuara.
L1NU3 SAVAGE. Fri'Ure lealer aud Man-
urtclur.r, steam eetHblUhineot, Korth sfciio etreel, uter tb
. ca, oi Urs 1 sniulon Ai llalL Ashtabula. U. 4J
f"tr'sj Urn erTu K JUan4 burreyliif-
O. B. HULisUOoK, Pj-aotica urvjyor,
K,i Ashula.Oa.o . - ' ' ''" "
I '""- ' ' " '"
Xlonla aiiid Shorn.
D. PITILLira, Root and 8hoe Btore, Fik '
Block, SlfB of the Big Boot, Aahubula, O. 410
8PENCEIRAN WRITING. A new shnet
mTal .lie 1 T.ry correct and Splendid Kverelwi
embracing; bo. Rnhlnene and Ladloe' Htylea juat puh-
llNMed, lac-aloil.4, from ateel plate, and tent by mall fur .to
cents. Prlre of the W hole I'aier fyirlem to one ad-
dreaa port pnld, 1 2fl. 7T More Keally Good 'rYriterl
have erlfiinated In thla Sy.tom than In all other..
Al!lrea J K. BI'EHCETI,
'! Oeneva, Ai-htabula e'o., Ohio.
A. RAYMOND, Dealer In Froit and Orna
mental Tree., fihnilibery, &C, Peufield, Uunrtx County, N.
W. It. ALLEN, Book Binder Books and
Austral inra bound In any ntvle dcflirrd. Blank booka mao
and rr.lodto order. JelTcmoo. (),
H. A. MARSH, Succeor to E. Howell,;
Daguerreotype and Amhrotrne ArtM. Also, K. Howell's
new I'auertype, recently I'stnfed. llckotennd Mlneature
Pins Riled at reasonable rates. Fieturf, taken on relent
leather, if desired, ("i7" Booms, Qrst building south of
the Hank, HMnstreol, Asntarruia, lno.
WILLA RD & REEVES, Dealers in Italian
and HutUnd Marble, Grave Stones, Monuments, Table Tops,
A. L. THURSTON, Cartman, bas taken
the Fatnbllshtnent of David Camp, and will give his
attention to Drayliig toand from the Depot, and about the
village. AsnTAnri.A, April ihm. io
EMORY LUCE, Dealer in Sweet Potato, and
other Early Hunts and vepctables.
Also, Iei,ler In Preserved Fruits, Tomato,, Ire Eat Ash
tabula, Obiou 4M
STANTON & BiiOTHER..-t,ivcry and Pule
Htable, In connection with the FUk House, Ashtabula, Ohio.
An Omnibus Running to and from every Train of Cars.
lloiraea and Carriages to eouvev passenger to any part Of
the Conntry. Charges Reasonable.
T I ME. We fihnll sell Lime at the
h-J bor the year of 1 J59. at 2( eente per bnshi
r bushel, and at the
Depot nt 30.
4.11 III ii I I I H V
k mi. i..
II ALL & SEYMOUR, Forwarding? and Com
mission Merchant, ana dealers In Melt r lour, r ten, rtaaier.
Water Lime, Ae. Also, Commission Dealer In Lumber and
ftarcs. Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio. 333
GRISWOLD & SHORES, Prodnce Commi-
slon Merchants, and wholesale dealers In Cheese aud Fruits,
1H7 Houth Water Street, Chicago, 111.
A. 11. UmswoLlr, L W. Bbokxs.
FLrrl!, McKijrDLET tt Co., Chicago.
C, H. hroawiTB, -
Sattkhlkk, Cook At Co., - u
V. Bahtlktt A t:o.,Coinmlsaion)lcrahAntB Cleveland.
d. MU.NER, ATTarncyatlAW, ----- inatanapottjii
PaortsxjoHn, Ri rkowh Co., Banker,, . Deeetur, 1 II.
8nnaKa, Hawks h Co., Merchants, - - - Atlanta, lit.
Wklls k Fai.tKriKR Produce Merchants, Ashtabula, O.
Straight, Dkmiho k Co, ...... Cincinnati.
Hawlet At How ......... Sew York.
Aabtabultt P. O Closing of Nails.
POST OFFICE NOTICE. The Mail
JL going East will close at 10 o'clock and 1A minute, A.
and mail H est will clone at 11 o'clock aud HO minutes, A. at., the
Southern Mail close at 6 A. M , and the mail to Jefferson at 12
M. Elk Creek Mall, via Plymouth, Tuesdays, at 0 30, A. M.
Ofnce oien daily froin 7 A. at. to e v. M. on week daya, aud on
Sunduvs, from VI u. tn 1 F. m. until further notice.
Ashtabula, May 10th, 1KGS. E. C. ROOT. P. M.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY. On and after Monday May. 10. 10, 1858.
CLEVELAND AND ERIE R. ROAD.
IjtP.eins; Ashtabula going
Day Fr.-ight No. 1 loaves at
Couneaut Aoconunodatloo "
Night Kxpreaa M
. . . 1 08 r m
...11 11 A M
. . . 6 4d r
, . . 1 81 A M
...12 10 A M
Ijtar'vnir Ashtabula going
Couneaut Accommodation .......,
Day Express.. "
... A H
, . .10 47 A
. . . .12 SO r m
, .1.. 8 29 r M
1 31 A If
Chicago Ripresa, !. and Mail West, stop at all station
Mcent Favbrook, Cnionvllle, Peny, Wlentor, and Wlcklitle.
Cincinnati Eipress, East, (top at 1'alueavUle and Kinga-
Day Express West will stop at Clrard, Comaut,Autab
bula and Palneaiille oulr.
Night Esprese East," and West, stops at I'okunUle, Ash.
tabula. Couneaut aud Girard onlv.
Couneaut Accomodations East and Wert, will atop tt all
stations. A. C. llt'ilBAKD, Station Agent.
Ashtabula, July 6, 1857. 410
Written for the Telegraph.
BY MRS. MARY JANE PHILLIPS.
Little laughter-loving sprite,.
Dancing like a sunbeam bright,
From rosy tnoru till starry night,
" Full of mischief, full of fun,
Blessings oa our precious one.
How we love him Bono can know,
Brightest gift on earth below ;
lie can smile and prattle so,
Dark eyed Lewie;
Filling every heart with joy,
Sure he is a wondroti boy ! - .
When he laaghs aud when be cries,
When he ope'a or shuts his eyes;
Whatever thing, to do he tries,
Precious Lewie )
We love our darling, ju$t tht tame,
, And tho' we try, can never blame.
Oft we fear the angels bright,
Will envy us our heart's delight;
' And deck with robes of shining white,
Our sweet Lewie ;
Oh ! then our hearts go forth la prayer,
That God our only one may
ORWELL, July, 1858.
The Pot of gold—A Cute Story.
Deacon Bancroft, though a very good
man ia the main, and looked up to with re
spect by all the inhabitants of the village
of Ceuterville, was rumored to have, in
Yankee parlauce, 'a pretty sharp eye to the
main chance' a peculiarity from which
deacons are not always exempt.
In worldly niatten he was decidedly well
to do, having inherited a Cue farm from his
father, which was growing yearly mor val
uable. It might bo supposd. that, under
these circumstances, the deacon, who was
fully able to do so, would have fouud a
help-meet to share his house and name.
But tbt) deacon wua wary. Matrimony,
was to him in some measure a mutter-o'-money,
aud it was bis firm resolve not to
marry unless he could thereby euhauco his
wordly prosperity. Unhappily, the little
village ot Ceuterville, and the towus in the
immediate vicinity contained tew who were
qualified in Ibis important p. riculsr, and
of those there were probably none with
whom the deacon ' suit wouid have prosper
. 80 it happened that year after year pass
ed away, uutil Deacou Baucroft was in tba
prime of life forty five or thereabouts
aur, still unmarried, aud in all human prob
ability likely to remain so.
Deacon Baucroft . nearest neighbor was
The widow Wells, who had passed through
one matrimouial experieuce, was some three
or four yean younger than the Deacon Ban
croft, bhe was 6iiil quite a comely woman.
Uufortuuately, the hue Mr. Wells had uot
been able to leave her sufficient to tuako
her iudependent of the world. All that
she posaeobed waa the email, old-fashioned
hoabo io whl'.:h she lived, and 1'OiaU amount
r money, wnicn wasinsHL'ant to sunnort
to be clnsed aa 'productive' of anything
The widow was therefore obliged to take
three or four boarders, to eke oot the scan
ty income, which of course imposed upon
her considerable labor aud anxiety.
It ia not surprising, then, that nnder
these circumstances she should now and
then have bethought herself of a second
marriage, as a method of bctterltii her
condition. Or flgain, need we esteem it a
special wonder, if in her reflections opoti
this point, she should have cast her eyes
nnon her neighbor, Deacon Bancroft. The
deacon, as we have already saidi Was in
flourishing circumstances. He would bo
able to maintain a wife in great comfort;
and being one of the chief personages in
the village, could accord her a prominent
Somo sagacious person has observed,
nowever, mat it takes two to make a
match, a fact to be seriously considered ;
for in the present case it was exceedingly
doubtful whether the worthy deacon, even
if he had known the favorable opinion of
his next neighbor, would have been inclin
ed to propose changing her name to Ban
croft, unless, indeed, a suitable motive was
brought to bear upon him. Hero was a
chance for finessing.
One evening after a day of fatiguing. la
bor, the widow Wells sat at the tire in the
sitting room, with her feet resting on tho
' If I ever am so situated as not to have
to work so hard,' she mnrmured, ' I shall
be happy, Its a hard life keeping borders,
If I wua tfUlr so w ell off as Deacou Ban-
Still the widow kept up her thinking,
and by-and-by her face brightened np.
She bad an idea, which she resolved to put
into execution at the very earliest moment.
What it was the reudcr will discover in the
' Henry,' suid she to her son the next
morning, ' l want you to stop at Deacon
Bancroft's as you go along to school, and
ask him if he will Call aud see me in the
course of the morning or afternoon, just as
he finds it most convenient.'
Deacon Bancroft was not a little surpris
ed at the summons. However, about 11
o'clock he called in. The widow had got
on the dinner and had leisure to sit down.
She appeared a little embarrassed.
'Henry told me that you would like to
see me,' he commenced.
' Yes, Deacon Bancroft, I do, but I am
very much afraid yon will think very
strange of it at leust what I have to say
The deacon very politely promised not to
be surprised, although at the same time his
curiosity was visibly excited.
' Suppose,' said the widow, casting down
hereyee ' mind, I am only supposing the
case suppose a person should find a pot
of gold pieces iu their cellar, would the
law have a right to touch it, or would it
belong to them.'
Tho deacon pricked up his 6ars.
A pot of jjol'i pieces, widow ? Why,
unquestionably, the law would have noth
ing to do with it.'
'And the one who formerly owned the
house, couldn't come forward aud claim it.
could he, deacon,' inquired tho widow, fur
ther, with apparent anxiety.
No, madam, certainly not when the
house was disposed of, everything weut
with it, as a matter ot course
4 1 am glad to hear it, deacon. You
won't think strange of the question, bnt it
happened to occur to my mind, and I
thought I would like to have it satisfied.'
Certainly, widow, certainly,' said the
'And deacon, 83 you are here, I hope
you'll stop to dinner with us. It will be
ready punctually at twelve.'
' Well, no,' said the deacou, ' I'm oblig
ed to ye, but they'll be expecting me at
At any rate, deacon,' said the widow,
taking a steaming mince pie from the oven,
1 yon won't object to taking a piece of my
mince pie; you roust know that I rather
pride myself on my mince pies.'
The warm pie sent forth such a delicious
odor, that the deacon was .sorely tempted,
and ufter saying, Well, really,' with the
ntention of refusing, beunistied by saving,
' On the whole, I guess I will, aa it looks
Th( widow waR really a good cook, and
the deacou ate with much gusto the gen
erous slice the widow cut for him; and, af
ter a little more chatting upon important
subjects, withdrew in some mental per
plexity. ' V as it possible,' thought be, ' that the
widow, could really have found a pot of
gold in her cellar? She did not say so, to
be sure, but why should she show so much
anxiety to know as to the proprietorship
of treasure thus found, if she had not hap-
Eened upon some f " To be Bure, bo far as
is knowledge extended, there waa no one
who occupied tho house would be in the
least likely to lay up such an amount of
gold; but the bouse was oue hundred ana
lifty years old, at tho very least, and un
doubtedly had many occupants, nf which
lie knew uotuu.g. it might be, after all.
The widow's earnest dedire to have him
think it was only curiosity, likewise gave
additional probability to the supposition.
' I will wait aud watch,' thought the
It so happened that Deacon Bancroft
was ono of tho directors in a Savings' In
stitution, situated in the next town, and
accordingly used to ride over there once or
twice a month, to attend meetings of the
On the next occasion of this kind, widow
Wells seut over to know if be could carry
her over with him, as she bad a tittle busi
ness to attend to there.
The request was readily accorded. Ar
rived ia town, Mrs. Weils requested to be
set down at the bank.
Ha, ha ? ' thought the deacon; ' that,
means something,' " '
He said nothing, however, but determin
ed to come back, and find out, as he could
readily from the cadiier, what business she
bad with the bault. ,
Tbe widow tripped ioto tie ojSce, Jopkt
inj verj npnphaiaiit.
1 Can yoq gi (e'me Email bJUs far a
qouar goia piefief ' r.Re inqaireq.
' With rleasere, was tie rply.
Bj- ft. va,' asii tit, XU hzx.t is ia
quite a flourishing condition, Is it not?'
None in the state, on a better footing.'
was the prompt response.
' Yod receive deposits, do yon notr
'Yes, madam, we are receiving them
'Do yon receive as high as as five thou
sand doll-.'s ? '
'No,' said the cashier with some snrprisej
' or rather we do not allow interest on so
large a sum. O118 thousand dollars ia our
limit. - Did yod know of any one who '
' It is of no consequence,' said the widow
hurriedly; 'I only asked for enriosity.
By the way, did you say bow much interest
Jou allowed on such deposits as come with
in your limit ? '
' Five per cent, madam.'
'Thank you, I only asked for curiosily.
Whut a beautiful morning it is ?'
And the widow tripped lightly ont.
Shortly afterwards the deacon entered.
How's business new, Mr. Cashier?' ho
' About as usual.'
' Had any new deposits lately? '
' None of any magnitude.'
' I brought over a lady this morning who
seemed to have business with you.'
' The widow Wells ? '
'Do you know,' asked tlio caohier, wheth
er she bas money left her lately V
'JNono that I know of, said the deacon.
pricking up his ears. 'Why? Did she de
posit any ?'
2o : but she inquired whether we
received deposits as high as five thousand
'Indeed !' cjuculated the deacon. 'Was
that all she carae for ?' ho inquired a mo
No : she exchanged a gold Dieco for some
'Ha I' pondered tbe deacon, reflectively.
'did she give any reason for inquiring?'
JSo, sue said she only asked from curios
ty.' The deacon left tbe bauk id deeo thought.
He came to the conclusion that th's 'curi
osity' only veiled a deeper motive. He no
longer entertained a doubt that the widow
had actually found a pot of gold lu her cel
lar, and appearances seemed to iudicate
that its probable value was equal to five
thousand dollars. The gold piece which
she had exchanged at the bauk appeared
to confirm una story.
'I rather think,' said the deacon compla
cently, 'I can see into a millstone about at
fur as most people a statement, the lit
eral truth of which I defy any one to ques
tion, though, aa to the prime fact of people's
being able to see into a millstone at all,
doubts have now and then intruded them
selves upon my mind.
Next Sunday the widjw Wells appeared
at church in a new and stylish bonnet, which
led to some such remarks as these
'How much vauitv some people have to
be sure 1'
'How a woman that has to keep boarders
for a living, can afford to dash out with such
a bonnet is more tnan 1 can ten 1 x snouiti
think she was old enough to know better.'
This last remark was made by a lady
just six months younger than the widow,
whose attempts to catch a husband had
hitherto proved utterly unavailing.
' I suppose,' continued the same young
lady, she is trying to catch a second hus
band with her finery. Before I would con
descend to such means I'd I'd drown my
self.' In this last amiable speech the young la
dy had unwittingly hit upou the true mo
tive. The widow was intent upon catching
Deacon Bancroft, mid fche indulged iu a
costly bonnet, not because she supposed he
would be caught with finery, but because
this would strenghten in his mind tbe idea
that she had stumbled upon hidden wealth.
The widow had calculated shrewdly, and
tbe display bad the effect she anticipated.
Monday afternoon, Ueacon Uancrolt
found an .errand that called him over to
the widow's. It chanced to be about tea
time. He was importuned to stay to tea,
and, somewhat to his surprise, actually did.
The polite widow, who knew the de.v
con's weak point, brought on one of her
best mince pies, a slice or whica uer guest
partook of with zest. -
You'll tafce another piece l Know -
said she, persuasively.
' Keally, 1 am ashamed,' said tne uea
con, and he passed his plate. ' The fact
is,' he said, apologetically, ' your pies are
so nice I don't know where to stop.'
'Do you call these Mice,' said the widow
modestly, ' I only call them common. I
can make mince pies, when I set out to.
but this time I didu't have such good luck
' I shouldn't want any tetter,' said the
Then I hope if you lino them, you'll
drop in to tea often. We ought to be more
neighborly, Deacon uancroti.'
Deacon Bancroft assented, and he mcaut
what ho said. The fact is the deacon be
gan to think the widow was a very charm
ing woman, bho waa very coiueiy, ana
she was such an excellent cook I Besides,
he had no doubt in bis own mind that she
was worth a considerable sum of money.
What objection could there be to her be
coming Mrs. Bancroft? He brought this
auestion before her one eveuiug. The
widow blushed, professed to be greatly sur
prised in fact she bad never thought of
tbe thing in ner lite out, on me wnoie,
she bad thought highly of the deacon, and,
to cut short tbe matter, accepted him.
A month afterwards she was installed as
mistress of the deacon's large bouse, some
what to the surprise of the village people,
who could not conceive how she bad bro'ght
Some weeks after the ceremony the dea
con vestured to inquire about the pot of
gold which she had found in the cellar.
' Pot or gold 1' sue cxclaimea 10 surprise,;
I know of none.'
'But, said, the deacon, disconcerted;
yon know you asked tne about whether
the law could claim It,'
'0. lort deacon, ouly asked from cwioi-
n4 in that the reason you) wade in
quiries at the bank f
Certainly. . What else could it be T'
Tba d.eaoou went put t-d the baro, and
for attout blf an hour sat Jo siltct pnedita.
tk. At the tui of tti$ ViCB, tie ciSqi
I latei, as a closing copscqeration, ' After
all, she makes good mine pics ! '
It gives me pleasure to state that the
union between the deacon and the widow
proved a very happy one, although to the
end of bis life, he uevcr could qnite make
up his mind about ' That Pot of Oold.'
New Government Expedition.
The sailing of Lieut. J. M. Brook t, of
the U. S. Navy, in the Star of the West
for California, is introductory to one of the
important cveuts of the day. He goes to
survey a route from San Francisco to China,
by the way of Japan. Lieut. Brooke is as
capable k scientific an officer of his grade as
there is in the service, and the duty intrust
ed to his superintendence will be thorough
ly performed. He is the inventor of tho
apparatus for obtaining deep sea sounding?,
now in use in this country,' Great Biitian
and Franco. The route to bo examined
includes the vicinity of a large number of
the islands in the Japan Seas, and in tbe
Pacific, rocky reefs, aud innumerable shoals,
and other hidden and unknown dangers.
Tbe object of the present expedition is the
preparation of au accurate chart of the
best and most secure passage between the
two shores. Lieut. B. was the fir it officer
to survey several of the islands, and his ex
perieuce will be most valuable. His chart
of the islund of Niphon ia a standard work,
and is nscd by every navigator.
lie takes with 4iim, as clerk, a native of
Japan, who, being wrecked, -was brought
to this conntry some rears since, nud has
received an excellent education.
We understand that tho Navy Depart
ment consider this one of the most impor
tant expeditions that has left our shores for
many years, and the scientific world looks
anxiously forward to its results.
Who was "Josius?" Col. Benton, in
his "Thirty Yeard' View" abridgment, gives
his epiuion of who was the "Man in the
Iron Mask," iu the following terse and
Before enlightened writers Ijad- thrown
darkness on the authorship of Junius, it
was well conceded that there was but one
man in England, or the world, who united
in himself all tbe qualities of head heart
and temper, all the incidents of political
and personal life, which the writiug of those
letters required; but one man who had
such power to drive tho Engliah language,
such knowledge of men and things, such
amplitude of information, such lofty and
daring spirit, such inducement to publish
hia thoughts aud conceal his name, au ora
torical tamo already so great as to set him
above the assumption of that cf Junius,
great as it was. That oue mail was Lord
Chatham, then old and out of favor with
the King and dominant parties; relegated
(by bis peerage) to that "Hospital of In
curables," the nouso of Lords, whence no
patriotic voice could reach the Commons of
Lngland ; retired to his couutry seat Hayes,
and all visitors shut out; discontented, de
spairing, restless, and Beeing no way to
reach the people but through the press, aud
by the means of appeals; bold to audacity,
patriotic to temerity, end tbe more impres
sive because shrouded in tho mystery of an
unknown origin, bo stood Lord Chatham
and Junius iu the latter part of the centu
ry in which they lived, convertible charac
ters, identical iu person."
We learn from' one of our exchanges
that tbe stockholders of the company of
Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machiue at
Bridgeport have declared a dividend of fif
ty' per cent. Ou the first of January last,
a dividend of twenty percent, was declared,
and a year ago one of forty per cent. The
capital stock is $190,000, aud tho shares
are now at a premium of three hundred
per cent. The Company manufacture fifty
machines a day, and keep 250 men in em
ployment. They pay the patentee of one
particular combination in their machine ten
dollars for each machine they build. Ac
cording to this statement, if it is not exag
gerated, it is -the most profitable property
in (he State, aud-the advancers of the capi
tal will Boon have their inveatmeats return
ed to them in full.
But the profits of an employment of this
kiud are not permanent. At tbe rate ma
chines are turned out, every family iu the
land will soon bo supplied, and the demand
cease. There will be no constaut demand
as in the case of perishable articles; hence
there can be no permanency in such im
mense profits, For a permauent invest-
meut, three hundred per cent, is a high
price. Let the owners of the stock rejoice
in their present succesa, for they will, by
and by, have to take up with a diminished
Q irls. There are two kinds of girls :
one is tbe kiud that appears the best abroad,
the girls that are ready for parties, rides,
visits, balls, Ac, and whose chief delight
is in such things; the other is the kind that
ppears the best at home, the girls that
are useful and cheerful in the dinning rom,
the sick-room, and all tbe precints of home.
Tbey differ widely in character. Ono is
often a torment at home, the other is a
blessing. One is a moth; consuming every
thing about her; and the other is a sun
beam, mspinng life and gladness along her
pathway. Now, it does not necessarily fol
low that there shall be two classes of girls.
The right education will modify both a lit
tle and unite their characters in one.
JOHM DSAN AND MIS MaRV ANN- A
New York correspondent of tbe Boston
You remember the story about "John
Deaa and his Mary Ana" (Boker.) poor
girl, her roluauce is converted into a mis
erable reality. He, as I stated some time
since, ia a marker In tne custom House,
and tbey now occupy me &econa noor 01 a
house over a corner grocery, on Second
and South Third. 6treets, Williamsburg,
("'Vronnded by tumble-dowa shanties and
hecrrarlv looking tenement houses. The
only sign of refinement in the apartment is
a piano, w bleb, the yonng lady continually
strums upon to the great annoyance of ber
neighborsfor, truth to say, she is by no
means a Thalberg. What a Warning this
should be to susceptible young ladies with
Irish proclivities and a tmta for red lair
and tbe brogue. Poor girl I I fear that
expeiienpe wiil prove a hard taskmaster in
hr case. '
Jt is rupoi'te'jTtbttt the tj"oliniiJu$ MrS.
Cunningham has married Eckel,
Sun Stroke—A Touching Case.
A case recently occurred in Cincinnati,
ao touching la its details that we must re
late it in full,
A little boy between twelve and fifteen
years of age, a member of a poor fumily,
had been out in search of employment. He
found none; but way off In a part of the
city distant from his home, came acroM a
number of workmen demolishing a house.
As be con'd obtain no employment and take
no money home, the thought truck him
that ho might gather fuel lroui tne ruiua,
and take a load of it home to save expendi
ture from the scanty family treasury. He
gathered a heavy load of shingles, and se
curing them in a bundle, threw them across
his back and started homewards. The load
was heavy, the weather W-as hot, but be
While passing along Sixth street, he was
overcome by the heat, and fell prostrate
on the sidewalk. A crowd instantly gath
ered around him, some crying out tt? do this,
and some that, and all doiug nothing. No,
not all. There waa one, an elderly gontle
u.an, a kind-hearted old "batch," uotcd
alike for his cleverness and" popular versa,
who silently proceeded to the relief of the
lad. Getting down upon tbe pavement he
laid the boy's bead in his lap, poured cold
water slowly over bis forehead, and bathed
the limbs. He continued this process until
signs of returning life were exhibited in
deep moans. The Samaritan, stilt holding
the boy's head oa bis lap, bathed the fore
head and funned the tortured features.
Gradually tbe boy's eyes resumed their na
tural appearanco, and he became conscious.
"Get a little brandy," said tbe Samari
tan "All be wants now is a little stimu
lant." The liquor" was procured, and" thM glass
put to the lips of the poor boy. He gent
ly pushed it aside.
"No, no," said he, "I can't driuk brandy
My mother would be angry with tne if I did
"But you must take it, my lad," replied
the el Jerly geutlemao. "It will give you
"I can't," was his reply. "It rmmed my
Ilia earnestness was touching. -lie re
sisted all persuasion to touch tbe liquor.
but finally a small quantity, it being daem
ed essential, wa3 forced down hia throat.
He soon revived sufficiently to go home in
an express wagon.
Digestion is that process wltich extracts
from our rood the elements or growtn, re
pair add sustenance. 11 tne digestion is
imperfect the health of the body becomes
imperfect in a few hours; add if by any
means digestion ceases altogether, soon af
ter a hearty meal, a man will as" certainly
die within a tew hours, and sometimes al
most as suddenly as if a bullet were shot
through his heart. Any great emotion of
passion or pleasure, soon after eating, caus
es death, hence, no highly exciting or mo
mentous news should be communicated,
even to tbe healthiest, let alonedthe sick
and feeble, after a full repast.
Sometimes the wisest of us will eat too
much ; for an occasional indiscretion of this
kind, two or three spoonfuls of strong vine
gar afford relief to some persons, but ag
gravate the evil in a few. The better plan
is, to tafce a long leisure wait iu tbe open
air, with a pleasant associate. Keep on
walking until entire relief is experienced,
aud eat no more of anything until tho next
morning, so as to allow the overtaxed sto
mach to recover its tone, vigor and elas
If we become conscious of a Burwtt after
QinUk aud from that or auy other Cadse. st
walk is impracticable, a good substitute is
found, iu standing erect with the clothing
removed, except the stockings, mouth clos
ed, and robbing the regian of stomach, and
and for a foot aronnd it, with the open hand.
Very great relief is often afforded, even
serious cases, within half an hour, by vigo
rous manipulation of this sort, taking for
breakfast, next morning, a cap of some
Eind of hot drink and a single piece of dry
bread; and for dinner a bowl of sonp with
bread crust, and nothing else for that day.
The stomach should always be allowed ex
tra rest after overwork. '
Hall's Journal of Health.
Blackbkiuiy Wine. There is no wine
equal to the blackberry wine when properly
made, either in flavor or for medicinal pur
poses, aud all persons who can conveniently
do so, should manufacture enough for their
own use every year, as it is invaluable in
sickness as a tonic, and nothing is a bet
ter remedy for bowel diseases. We there
fore give the receipt for making it, and bar
ing tried it ourselves we apeak aaviscaiy
on the subject :
"Measure your berries and bruise tnem ;
to every gallon add ng one quart of boiling
water. Let the mixture staud twenty-lour
hours, stirriog occasionally ; thenstmia off
the liquor Into a cask, to every gallon add
ing two pouuds of sugar 5 cork tight, and
let it stand till Hie following October, and
you will have wme ready for use, without fur
tber straining or boiling, that will mute tne
lips smack aa they never smacked andersiuu
lar influence before." Germantown Tde.
Tbe editor of the Winchester f Illinois)
Chrouicle, who supported Fillmore for the
Presidency, but who has recently hoisted
the Republican flag, in replying to the AL
tou Democrat, a Douglas sbeet, nas, among
others, the following paragraph:
"We have raised tbe Xtepublican stan
dard because experience and observation
has satisfied na, as it has thousands who
Stood aloof io 1856, that Republican prin
ciples, as now settled and dunned, are iu
harmony with the purpose of tbe founders
of this Government, with the trtie princi
ples of civil liberty, and with the Constitu
tion, as ceuiied by it best expounders.
Because the principles of the party have
been tested aud its predictions verified.
Because it is. evidently, the great conserva
tive party of the couutry. Douglas nas
our respect for the course ba pursued npou
the Lacompton question. But we see bo
reason, after ha bas eet th Temple of Lib-
erty ou ore, why we snonia o:ny una v
f.ausa hia alarm at the ' of the coafia.
oration led hint to throw a bucket of water
null W think It our duty to aid those
who hve defended it ftf'U the begiuniij
No Mistake." Thus conrincaoa tb?h
make cowards of us all," eychiiiiv:.! fmi'k
speare, with that tfTKcnr-ps vt truth
so peculiarly his own. Tbe re is notblfir;
like a free and eay CrinPcifiitcc. Dim to
whom tiia whinpcririg of tho otill pm:ll voice '
i ever present, most be constantly n:'-f,ia'
ble. Wherever he f,wn, whatever he tlnci,
and with whom he may be. th enre of tlii
tnt mory ct transgressions continually baun i
and dog his footsteps. Thu shadows nay
be old and gray of offuncp long pwf, lt
they will cling to him, and howevtr a?l lha
woild may regard him, his memory tirvrf
forsakes hira even to the grave. ILi
many men go clad in broadcloth, and
mon who rustle in silks, whoso Ef..u!j are as
small as tba rich mau's who refund Itii
rus the tiny crumbs that fell frora his groan
ing table. It may be that their wcahb was
wrung from the scanty Btore of the poor in
a fair business way; and yet who kcowx '
but underneath thia eeroing fairneis Wa
avarice and selfishness, and love of fain,
enough to drive them into cheating in a
business manner I If so, though they ttt
rich as Croesus, and respected by the World,
their lone hours are peopled with tbe crush
ed shadows of their victims, and ghosts,
that their hypocracy and wirkadnew ham
made, stalks before tberry iu times that
would otherwise be pleasant, tt is a morn!
Impossibility for such a tnan to be truly
happy, end some of them: Trcn'.d pladly cx -change
all their wealth for poverty ami
peace of mind To gain the wbcle wo. Id
is almost to entail a fctrickm consc;enci
aud a mind disoased. -Bvjfalo Aii-crlUcf.
Clerical Wit. Rev. Mr. Martin, ct
Burlington, Maine, a biaSi of decided talent,
and worth, Was somewhat noted fof 1,1s e
CCntricity and humor, Which occasionally
showed themselves in his public ministrations.
In tho time of tbe great land speculat'ont
in Maine, several of hia prominent parish
oners add church members were carried
away with the mania for buying lutiiTjef
tracts. Mr. Martia resisted his speculating
spirit, and more than onee rebuked it in his
sermons. One evening at his regular week
ly meeting, he noticed that several of his
prominent men was absent, aud he knew at
once that they had gone to Bangor to aU
tend a great land sale. After a hymn had
been sung, he said : 'Brother Allen, will
you lead ns inprayer V Some one spoka
and said : 'He has gone to Bangor.'
Mr. Martin not disconcerted in tbe least,
called out : 'Deacon Barber, lead ns in
p'rayer.' 'He has gone to Bangor,' answer
ed another, Again the pastor asked :
'Squire Clarke, will you pray f Tbe Squire
has gone to Bangor,' said etrtSe" one ; and
Mr Martin being now Eatisfied, looked
round upon the little assembly as if tbe
same reply would probably be given to every
similar request, aud veiy quietly said t .
The choir will sing Dangor, aud thin wo
will dismiss the meeting I' ,
An amusing scene took place on th
steamer Baltimore, Just as fibe was leaving1
for Cleveland. A rough looking genius
Came aboard with & powerful bull dog at
his heels, Walking directly into the office
the-individual said td the clerk 1
'Stranger, I want to leave my (tog ia
this here office, till the boat starts. I'm
afraid somebody will steal him
' You can't do it said the clerk, take
Well, stranger, that's crnel;' but you're
both dispositioTjed alike,- wtrd he's kinder
company for yon.' Take him out, roar
ed the clerk. ,
'Well, stranger. I don't think you're
hoTfest, and tou want watching. Here.
Ball, sit down here' and watch that fellow
p,' and the individual tura4 6a hia
beel, saying i "" -
' Put hioi Out, stranger, if lie's trouble
some.' ( ;' - -
The dog lay there when the boat started,
the clerk giving him the better half of bis
office. Ohio Eagle
Ikvekted FiNCB-Povrsr that is, "posf
set inverted aa to what Was top and bottoia
while growing. We have kng held ihm'
opinion, to tbe soundness of which tbe
following testimony is given writer iu "
the Wisconsin Farmer :
H The careful observations of a long' life
time are decidedly iu favor of inverted
posts. Let me mention one fact t . I
1802, my father, a resiJeut of Taunton. '
Mass., having occasion to set pair of bar ,
posts, cut a 6wamp white oak of proper
size to split, aud set oii9 of the halves in
tbe ground, upright, as it grew, aud the
other inverted, ihe result was as follows.
Some thirty years ago I helped ray father
replace the upright one with a chestnut post; ;
wbi:b, also, some three years since when I .
visited Taunton, had given place to one of
eedar; while the inverted pwt was appat-
ently as sound as forty years ago.
The same has also been observed of
wood stacked up to season j the inverted
will be well seasoned, while tbe other is
heavy and inclined to rot J have exam
ined raauy stakes in Iowa and Wisconsin,,
and have always found the inverted stakes
in thesouudest condition, and believe liiae-ty-niue
ous of a hundred readonaUe yieu,
who will take the trouble to examine such .
as hare been set five years or more, will be
come converts to the inverted svstcm.w
The delicate aod interesting operation
of transferring blood from oue. person to
another, has again been 'successfully per
formed by Dr. Whoatcroft, en Enirlioh sur
geon, iu the Case of a foiualo patient.
When apparently expiring from Ium of
blood, about two pennds were trau; rrtd
from tbo veins of her husband iuto bar
veins, with the most favorable result, la
a few minutes after, the current of blood
began to flow, and the ebbing of lifa was
checked, the circulation being re-esUUi4,ed,
and the dwliveranca from, apparently W
tain aud approaching dissolution occtrreti.
Port, Sides. Mr. Dona'lass and Mrr
Lincoln have agreed to hold a joint c! s
easuon at oue prominent point iu ta h
Congressional District in Illiuoia, Ills is
certain! a fair course, and theee duct;? v. ua
will no doubt attract and in ten--..., tit.
masses of all parlies io tbit t--;w
Corn brtad?' caUl a L ,'.i , .ur,
haven't gt iv J an' Wt it e n , n,
j Ulftttfl t ' .